08 July 2019

Undergraduate Schools with Strong Environmental Science Programs

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data science imageIn search of schools with strong undergraduate programs in environmental science/studies?

Look no further, here's a list of 40 colleges with strong environmental programs curated from several sources, including the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council, The Ecology Project, US News, Environmental Science.org, Niche, Learn.org and USA Today.

Each entry includes the institution's overall admission rate, mid-50th percentile test scores and a link that takes you directly to the college’s Environmental Science program for more information. We've also included notes that give insight to why we believe that each institution is noteworthy.

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Schools with Strong Environmental Science Programs

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Institution Notes Admit Rate (%) SAT Mid 50% ACT Mid 50% Link
Stanford University Stanford Earth researchers and students conduct year round research or engage in field learning on all seven continents. 4 1420 - 1570 32 - 35 Link
Princeton University Princeton works with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, focusing on climate research, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. 5 1440 - 1570 32 - 35 Link
Yale University Students able to easily apply for joint degrees to encourage interdisciplinary learning 6 1450 - 1560 33 - 35 Link
Columbia University Partners with the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory to understand Earth in a more holistic manner 6 1450 - 1560 33 - 35 Link
Duke University   7 1490 - 1560 31 - 35 Link
Brown University Students can pursue the Engaged Scholars Program, which allows them to connect theory and practice and gain hands-on experience working with community partners. 7 1420 - 1550 32 - 35 Link
University of Chicago   7 1490 - 1560 33 - 35 Link
MIT   7 1500 - 1570 34 - 36 Link
California Institute of Technology   7 1520 - 1570 35 - 36 Link
Pomona College Environmental Analysis students can explore and research at a variety of locations such as Pomona’s Organic Farm or the nearby Bernard Field Station, or join a faculty member in their research program. 8 1400 - 1530 31 - 34 Link
Dartmouth College Many courses have a specific focus on "hands-on" sustainability experiences, such as the African Foreign Study Program 8 1420 - 1560 31 - 35 Link
University of Pennsylvania   8 1420 - 1550 32 - 35 Link
Bowdoin College Bowdoin offers three environmental fellowship programs that places Environmental Science majors in stipended summer internships or research experiences. 10 1300 - 1510 30 - 34 Link
Cornell University   11 1410 - 1530 32 - 34 Link
Johns Hopkins University   11 1470 - 1560 33 - 35 Link
Pitzer College   13 1340 - 1490 30 - 33 Link
Amherst College Amherst supports student environmental science research using Funds for Research and Engagement in Environmental Studies (FREES) 13 1390 - 1540 31 - 34 Link
Colby College Environmental science students can study at the nearby Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences for real world experience and research opportunities 13 1350 - 1510 31 - 33 Link
Colorado College   14 1300 - 1470 29 - 33 Link
University of California - Los Angeles   14 1420 - 1520 28 - 34 Link
University of California - Berkeley UC Berkeley offers diverse fields of environmental studies, which all involve remote field study for hands-on learning 15 1300 - 1530 28 - 34 Link
Washington University in St. Louis   15 1470 - 1570 32 - 35 Link
Middlebury College Two-thirds of all environmental studies majors also study abroad for one semester at schools and programs across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia. 17 1340 - 1510 31 - 34 Link
Carleton College   20 1350 - 1530 31 - 34 Link
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill UNC's Institute for the Environment provides multidisciplinary forum and research and experiential learning opportunities to address pressing environmental challenges. 22 1270 - 1470 27 - 33 Link
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences sponsors many field trips, some as parts of classes and some as extracurricular learning opportunities. There is also a strong GeoClub, which provides an academic forum to further interest in geosciences and the environment 23 1380 - 1540 30 - 34 Link
University of Virginia   26 1330 - 1500 30 - 34 Link
University of California - Irvine   29 1180 - 1440 24 - 31 Link
University of California - Santa Barbara   32 1230 - 1480 26 - 32 Link
University of California - Davis   41 1220 - 1460 25 - 31 Link
University of Washington Public and private funding of more than $173 million annually supports research on climate, ecology, natural resource management, and marine, earth, and space processes. 46 1190 - 1420 27 - 32 Link
University of Minnesota Known for its strong study abroad program, can choose from over 30 locations. 52 1300 - 1450 26 - 31 Link
University of Wisconsin - Madison Students pair the environmental science major with another major to encourage an interdisciplinary point of view 52 1300 - 1480 27 - 32 Link
State University of New York - Environmental Science and Forestry   61 1120 - 1310 23 - 29 Link
Texas A&M University   67 1170 - 1370 25 - 31 Link
Indiana University   77 1150 - 1360 24 - 31 Link
University of Idaho   77 1010 - 1220 20 - 26 Link
Montana State University Students of all levels of study have the opportunity to join Land Resources and Environmental Sciences faculty members in cutting-edge, internationally-recognized investigations, many of which take place within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 82 1090 - 1320 21 - 28 Link